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BT vetoes plan to fix rural mobile 'not spots'

The Daily Mail’s This is Money website reports that BT has vetoed efforts to improve mobile coverage in rural areas because its rivals would benefit more from the arrangement.

EE, Vodafone, O2 and Three were discussing ways to share infrastructure and allow rural roaming between networks so that rural ‘not spots’ could be better served.

However, BT, the parent company of EE, pulled out of the talks arguing that other operators had not invested as much in their own infrastructure.

If voluntary cooperation between networks does not work, the Government has suggested it may be willing to force network operators to improve rural coverage.

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→ This is MONEY - BT vetoes plan to fix rural mobile 'not spots' as it argues its rivals will benefit far more from the agreement

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